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#175: Service With A Smile?
Monday, December 21, 2009      9 comments

Tonight at a restaurant I was reminded of a speaker I once heard who asked a simple question: "Why do so many people work so hard to get a job then, when they get one, do everything they can to avoid actual work?" What helped me recall this... Read more
#174: Why Do Some Serve?
Sunday, December 20, 2009      5 comments

What price do we place on a human life? Can we ever define that trait that pushes a person to give of himself or herself so others may have freedom in their country, in their towns and in their homes? Did you watch the movie, "A Few Go... Read more
#173: Some Reasons Why This Season is Special
Saturday, December 19, 2009      14 comments

Greg (BIGDAD1211) recently expressed gratitude for the surprise donation of 30 meals to a shelter he serves. One local neighborhood center collected 5,700 toys for underprivileged children. A local Fraternal Order of Police used donati... Read more
#172: What If Our Lives Were Reversed?
Friday, December 18, 2009      10 comments

I read in a book today an interesting mental challenge: What if we lived our lives in reverse of the way we now live them? That is, living our lives backwards. We start out dead then wake up in old age and feel better every day. With e... Read more
#171: Today I am Grateful For...
Thursday, December 17, 2009      12 comments

Today I am grateful for: Positive results of a heart stress test and for the friendly, respectful and courteous treatment shown me by the staff and that I can count the treadmill time as cardio on SP. My doctors who are working diligen... Read more
#170: Preparing for a Stress Test is Stressful
Wednesday, December 16, 2009      12 comments

My road to weigh loss has been rocky. In the first 15 days on SparkPeople I lost 10 pounds, then gained it back, lost some more, gained more back, like a bouncing ball. Last week I was referred to an endocrinologist because blood sugars and... Read more
#169: Positive Attitude?
Tuesday, December 15, 2009      7 comments

We all know that times are tough. The old saying, "When the going gets tough, the tough get going" is inspirational as far as it goes but having an upbeat, positive attitude every minute of every day is sometimes an insurmountable task. I c... Read more
#168: Christmas Cards
Monday, December 14, 2009      14 comments

There were years when I was growing up and Dad was in the Navy that we as a family would receive dozens of Christmas cards every year. Mom always taped them to the door frame of the door leading to the living room. When that was full she would t... Read more
#167: What I Can Give
Sunday, December 13, 2009      7 comments

"I hear people say: "Oh, if I were only rich, I would do great things to help people." But we can all be rich in love and generosity. Moreover, if we give with care, if we find out the exact wants of those who need our help most, we are giving o... Read more
#166: Memory of Childhood - 2: The Ice Cream Maker
Saturday, December 12, 2009      8 comments

Have you ever eaten cantaloupe and ice cream? I was introduced to this as a youngster growing up on my grandmother's farm. She would cut a cantaloupe in half, scoop out the seeds, creating a small hole in the middle of the cantaloupe then fill i... Read more
#165: A Gift of Oranges
Friday, December 11, 2009      10 comments

Do you believe the old saying that it is better to give than to receive? Although I do not enjoy the oppressive heat and humidity of Central Florida's summers, I'm here for the foreseeable future. But I'm blessed to have mature orange ... Read more
#164: Memory of Childhood - 1: The Outhouse
Thursday, December 10, 2009      7 comments

How many people today know what an outhouse is, much less have used one? Not a port-a-potty at a construction or other site, but an honest to goodness two-seater spider-webbed outhouse? As a youngster I spent time with my grandmother on her... Read more
#163: What Happened to Personal Responsibility?
Wednesday, December 09, 2009      10 comments

On her blog today, Judy (SEKSUNSHINE), wrote of her frustrating experience with what radio show host Clark Howard calls "Customer No Service" reflecting the lack of professionalism and actual service offered by so many customer relations staff t... Read more
#162: Some Doo Wop Fun
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      7 comments

Let's have some fun with this email I received: DOO WOP 30 OLDIES QUIZ Thirty great memories about music that caused our parents and teachers grief! Take the quiz and see how you score as a true ''Oldies Fan.'' Write down your a... Read more
#161: A Day That Will Live In Infamy
Monday, December 07, 2009      8 comments

At 7:53 a.m. on December 7, 1941 the first Japanese assault wave, with 51 'Val' dive bombers, 40 'Kate' torpedo bombers, 50 high level bombers and 43 'Zero' fighters, commenced an attack on U.S. ships in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, with flight command... Read more

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